Good Gaming Keyboard for GW 2?
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:15 PM
Thanks in advance.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 06:22 PM
Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:45 PM
I'm using a Mionix Zibal 60 and I love it, but I doubt you'll find one in your price range unless it's on sale. I've also used the CMStorm quickfire rapid red which i also like a lot, especially when you have limited desk space since it eschews the numpad. The quickfire rapid is great to bring to LANs too.
One i wouldn't get is the razer black widow. It's not a bad keyboard, but for it's price (both the standard and ultimate version), it's too expensive for the build quality is has.
Edited by tijo, 02 December 2012 - 11:46 PM.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:45 PM
You could consider the Logitech G110 or G510.
P.S - for you technophiles out there, I'm not suggesting that all keyboards are the same, just that many keyboards that are sold as "gaming keyboards" are not really designed for gaming - just designed to sell.
P.P.S. - I use a Logitech G19, but I don't recommend it because the LCD is not as useful as I thought it would be.
Edited by Quaker, 04 December 2012 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 10:34 PM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 11:59 PM
Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:53 AM
Do you definitely intend to use the programmable keys? If not, or if you're unsure, you may consider just skipping the feature. There's a lot of very nice keyboards out there without them that may save you some money.
I've got a Corsair Vengeance K90. It was pretty expensive at $120, and in retrospect I probably would have been just as happy with the cheaper K60 that lacks the programming features. I personally think its most important that you find one that has a design and key mechanism that you find comfortable and enjoyable to use.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:51 AM
I wholly agree with this. In my case, macro keys on the left actually mess up with how i instinctively place my hands on the keyboard so i prefer not having macro keys on the left, it's alrgiht if they're on top.
My Zibal 60 is marketed as a gaming keyboard, but it has no macro functions. The things I like about personally are the passthrough for the audio, the USB hub in it, the cherry MX black switched and the backlight. Getting a keyboard that feels right is priceless, it doesn't matter if you paid 40$ for it or 150$ for it, as long as it feels right to you.
Edited by tijo, 04 December 2012 - 03:51 AM.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:04 AM
Edited by soxx, 04 December 2012 - 04:04 AM.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:04 AM
TBH, due to the design of GW2, gaming keyboards don't provide as much of an advantage versus other MMOs.
Hell, I have a Logitech G13 that I originally bought for WoW 3 years ago, with 25 programmable buttons. The second I got into Jade Quarry, just after the server first went live, I spent an hour trying to configure my G13; however, I was so used to my NAGA (cause that all I used in SWtOR) that I kept using it instead of my G13, despite how hard I tried.
Back to GW2, due to the fact that the skill bar uses only 10 buttons, of which are easily organized into 3s, it almost seems like the interface was designed for it.
Get a back lit keyboard and a naga, that's my suggestion.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:42 AM
Fortunately the left-side macro keys on the K90 are recessed down about a half-inch below where the rest of the keys (caps lock, tab, etc) are, so its very easy to tell where the macro keys begin touch alone. Consequently I've never had that problem personally, but I can definitely see where that would be enormously annoying on another board.
Just one example of why I don't regret this purchase as much as I should.
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